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idolized brother! can you see your

Mamie now & know the heart-

rending anguish she endures? oh!

take me to thyself & fold me to

our heart in one long eternal

embrace.  Your comforting words,

dear friend, yet linger in

memory & I will try to meditate

only on his happiness, but how

hard! for my heart yearns for

his presence, until the longing

hath become a torturing pain &

alas! how very long his absence

will be: how will you console

me, through all the long, dark

interval? you see I consider

your promise still binding &

shall anticipate the pleasure

of frequent letters from you:

to know that you shared his